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The ABC Security Tips Blog

Our goal is your peace of mind. Browse our blog to find everyday tips for protecting your home and business, maximizing your security system, and more.

Fire Safety Tips for Seniors

Senior citizens are at an increased risk of dying in home fires or from carbon monoxide poisoning—but some additional considerations can help keep you safe. Follow these guidelines to ensure your smoke detectors and fire escape plans are a good fit for your needs and abilities.

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Posted 10/25/2021

Front Door Security

When there’s a knock at your door, you probably answer it reflexively. But if you find yourself face-to-face with a stranger, you’re now in a vulnerable position. Read on to learn what you should do next.

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Posted 9/2/2021

How Safe is Your Neighborhood?

Unfortunately, no neighborhood is completely immune from crime. Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or you’ve lived in the same place for years, you may be wondering about your risk level. So just how safe is your neighborhood? Here’s how to find out.

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Posted 8/2/2021

The State of Home Security in the Berkshires

Whether you call the Berkshires home year-round or seasonally, you know that this is a special region with so much to love. With beautiful landscapes, a vibrant arts scene, and tight-knit communities, many of us have chosen to buy homes and raise families here. But how safe is the area—and how safe is your home?

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Posted 7/20/2021

Landscaping for Home Security

Each year, there are more than a million home burglaries in the United States. While exterior security cameras for your home are one of the best ways to deter thieves, your landscaping can also go a long way in protecting you from break-ins. Here’s how.

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Posted 6/8/2021

Vacation Safety Tips for Your Home

It’s finally here: your summer vacation! While there’s truly no place like home, you’re probably ready to run right out the door. But whether it’s a long weekend in the mountains or an even longer sojourn by the shore, you’ll want to return to your house just as you left it—which is why it’s important to have a plan for keeping your home safe while on vacation.

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Posted 5/19/2021

Small Business Security Systems: Is a DIY System Right for You?

You’ve worked hard to build your small business, and you want to protect it the best you can—but you still need to save time and money. It’s a familiar situation, and out of this need many small business security systems have sprung up on the market, allowing you to take a DIY approach to your security.

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Posted 5/3/2021

Tips for Protecting Your Valuables While Moving

If you’re thinking of moving, you’re not alone! Americans have been relocating in record numbers, with the majority fleeing large, densely populated cities and seeking a lower cost of living, an improved quality of life, and more space for their families. However, the move itself—usually a time of distraction, stress, and loosely controlled chaos—can be risky for your possessions and valuables. Here’s how to make sure your things are protected.

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Posted 4/14/2021